MISSION - NLPOA was founded in 1972, by Vicente Calderon and John Parraz. The NLPOA was charted on August 14, 1974. The specific purposes of the organization are to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the criminal justice system; particularly Law Enforcement, reduce community juvenile delinquency and lessen citizen tension in predominantly Latino communities.
East Los Angeles Chapter Board Members / March 2010
Mike Galvez-Historian, Mark Rodriguez-Treasurer, Sonia Miramontes-secretary, Richard Jimenez President
Linda Lam-2nd vice president, Ray Lam-1st vice president. Louie Moreno-parliamentarian.
Charmaine Fajardo-Sgt. at arms.
Today, National Latino Peace Officers Association is the largest Latino Law Enforcement Organization in the United States, with local chapters in many cities throughout the country. Its membership includes Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, Police Officers, Parole Agents, and Federal Officers, all of whom are employed at the local, state, and federal levels.
2012 Scholarship Winner Jessica Ramos Monterey Park Police Explorer
NLPOA is a Public Benefit Association recognized as a Non-Profit Organization, IRS 501(c)(3) number 94-3165929. NLPOA does not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, sex, or religion and membership is open to all.
East Los Angeles Chapter P.O. Box 63336 Los Angeles, Ca. 90063